Refugees: It’s Time to Be Discriminating

Assyrian refugees in Arbel, Iraq, 2014.

Peter Ahern - 3/12/15 (AINA) -- Words can change their meanings radically in line with evolving social and cultural developments. One need only think of the term "gay" to see this phenomenon. That particular example of language change happened almost overnight; in contrast some other terms take centuries to radically change in meaning, such as "nice", ...

President Vladimir Putin of Russia Elected World’s Most Powerful Person for the Third Term

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Kisha D Dorado (OCP Delegate of  Belgrade, Serbia & Balkan) OCP News Service- 04/11/15 Global: His Excellency Vladimir Putin - President of Russia, has been elected as world’s most powerful person for the third year running by Forbes.  Angela Merkel - Chancellor of Germany stands second, President Obama of USA stands third, Pope Francis of Vatican is in ...

Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On Receiving the 2015 Steward of Creation Award

(Prinkipos, August 6, 2015) Dear and distinguished friends, Welcome to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and to the Holy Metropolis of the Princes Islands. We have just observed the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, which took place some 2,000 years ago on Mount Tabor in Palestine. The Gospel reading of the day is from St. Luke, chapter ...

Archbishop Demetrios Attends Funeral of South Carolina Slain Pastor Rev. Clementa Pinckney

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June 2015 Statement on S.C. shootings: NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended today, Jun. 26, 2015, the funeral service for South Carolina State Sen. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was slain last Wednesday with eight others inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Archbishop Demetrios attended the ...

US Senator Ted Cruz Calls for Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocide

http://anca.org - 20/4/15 WASHINGTON -- Republican Presidential Candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today marked the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide with a statement calling for the proper recognition of the massacre of Armenian, Assyrian and other Christian peoples as genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). Sen. Cruz's statement, addressed to the Armenian Church of Austin, ...

Obama’s Christianity: A Political Tool to Silence Christians

Raymond Ibrahim - FrontPage Magazine - April 2015 Here in the United States, where Americans are used to hearing their president always invoke Christianity in a manner that silences Christians, United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent Easter message was moderately refreshing. Among other things, Cameron made it a point to say “that we should feel proud to say, ‘This ...

Archbishop Demetrios Attends Easter Prayer Breakfast at White House

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9/4/15 WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America attended the Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House, yesterday, along with Christian religious leaders from around the United States, and was seated at the table of Vice-President Joe Biden. President Obama welcomed the religious leaders, thanked them for their continued prayers and said the prayer breakfast was an ...

Archbishop Demetrios of America Crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge with President Obama

9/3/15 SELMA, Ala. – Archbishop Demetrios of America, together with President Barack Obama and other major civic and religious leaders, walked today, March 7, 2015, the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” On March 15, 1965, Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America had come here and participated in the March ...

Five Christian Patriarchs Meet With US President : Obama states that Syrian President Assad protected Christians

12/9/14 - READ - Obama: Assad “protected” Christians in Syria: Washington - For the first time in history, five Christian Patriarchs representing Christian communities in the Middle East visited the White House to discuss the protection of Christians in the Middle East with President Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice. In Defense of Christians President Toufic ...

Why Are Christians the World’s Most Persecuted Group?

Raymond Ibrahim - February/ March 2014 Why are Christians, as a new Pew report documents, the most persecuted religious group in the world?  And why is their persecution occurring primarily throughout the Islamic world?  (In the category on “Countries with Very High Government Restrictions on Religion,” Pew lists 24 countries—20 of which are Islamic and precisely ...

Where is President Obama as Egypt’s Coptic Christians Die and Churches Burn?

Michael Terheyden 5/24/2013 Catholic Online (www.catholic.org) Last week, hundreds of Coptic Christians in Egypt stood up to a mob of 20 thousand Muslims. They risked their lives to protect their church, their religious freedom and each other. As Copts continue to suffer and die and their churches and property are destroyed, Christians have begun to notice ...

Armenian genocide recognition overdue, congressman says

By Mark Kellam - 24/4/13 Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), lead sponsor of the Armenian genocide resolution in Congress, delivered his remarks in Armenian on the House floor Wednesday as he honored the estimated 1.5 million Armenians who were massacred in 1915 at the hands of Ottoman Turks. His remarks come the same day that President Obama once again did not use the word “genocide” ...

Obama invites NCC, religious leaders,

Washington, March 9, 2013 – In an off-the-record meeting at the White House Friday, President Obama heard the concerns of the National Council of Churches and other religious leaders about the issue of immigration reform. Mr. Obama has called for a four-point reform of the nation’s immigration system that includes providing undocumented immigrants with a legal ...

Fr Alexander Kurien Congratulate and Prays for President Obama

24/1/13 CONGRATULATIONS TO AND PRAYERS FOR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN!   Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien Washington D.C. Since inauguration day – January 20 – fell on a Sunday this year, Mr. Obama was officially sworn in at a very brief ceremony just before noon in the Blue Room of the White House, taking the oath from ...

The illusion of American support for Copts in Egypt

Said Shehata 23/7/2012 In international affairs, interests not ethics are paramount. So Egypt's Copts should know they can only attain equal citizenship in their country by their own efforts, not US support. Many people are deceived by seeming American support for Copts in Egypt, and minorities generally. It was good to see some church leaders in Egypt refusing ...

President Obama Welcomes Archbishop, Hosts March 25 Celebration at the White House

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama welcomed Archbishop Demetrios of America and the Greek-American Orthodox community to the White House yesterday and hosted a celebration and reception for March 25th, the 188th Anniversary of the start of the Greek War for Independence of 1821. The President received the Archbishop in private and along with Vice-President ...